December 13th 1993-Tokyo, Japan
Rick Yoshimura (15-4, 9) vs Hiroyuki Sakamoto (12-0, 10)
In December 1993 Japanese based American Rick Yoshimura looked to make his first defense of the Japanese Lightweight title, taking on the heavy handed Hiroyuki Sakamoto.
February 21st 2000-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Rick Yoshimura (36-5-1, 20) vs Hironari Oshima (11-0, 7)
In early 2000 Japanese based American Rick Yoshimura [リック吉村] took on the unbeaten Hironari Oshima [大嶋宏成], with Yoshimura looking to make his 21st defense of the Japanese Lightweight title.
September 20th 1999-Tokyo, Japan
Rick Yoshimura (35-5, 20) Vs Tadashi Yuba (12-1, 7)
In 1999 Japanese fighter Tadashi Yuba [湯場忠志] had his first title fight as he took on Japanese based American Rick Yoshimura [リック吉村], AKA Frederick Roberts, who was defending the Japanese Lightweight title for the 19th time! Less than 2 years later Yoshimura would fight for a world title. Yuba on the other hand would become a multi-weight Japanese national champion.
February 17th 2001-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Takanori Hatakeyama (24-1-2, 19) vs Rick Yoshimura (38-5-1, 20)
In 2000 Takanori Hatakeyama [畑山隆則] became the WBA Lightweight champion as he stopped Gilberto Serrano. In his second defense of that title he took on Japanese based Frederick Roberts, who was fighting under the name of Rick Yoshimura [リック吉村].
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